Monday, August 8, 2011

Henderson Alvarez to be Called up to Make Start on Friday?

Rumors have been circulating today that 21 year old pitching prospect Henderson Alvarez is going to be called up to be the Jays new 5th starter after Carlos Villanueva was placed on the 15-day DL. It has been posted by a newspaper in Venezuela, and the rumours have been floating around the twitter atmosphere the entire afternoon.Alvarez is 8-4 this season in AA New Hampshire, with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.Alvarez has touched 100 MPH a couple of times this season on the radar gun. Although Alvarez has a very fast fastball, he doesn't sacrifice control because of it, as he only has walked 17 this season in 88.0 innings pitched.

Update: Jays beat reporter Gregor Chisholm has confirmed that Alvarez will be called up to make Friday's start in place of Carlos Villanueva

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